Feelings of Isolation and Inadequacy

Feelings of Isolation and Inadequacy are Real for Women in Male Dominated Occupations Feelings of inadequacy and isolation are very real for women working in traditionally male dominated sectors. In honour of International Women’s Day where this year’s theme was #ChoosetoChallenge it’s important that we all challenge the status quo by ensuring everyone is seen,…

Why do Sikhs wear Turbans?

Why do Sikhs wear Turbans? Gurprit K. Randhawa Since the time of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, the turban has been a key, distinguishing article of a Sikh’s identity and faith. The turban holds significant historical, social, and spiritual significance for Sikhs. During the birth and development of the Sikh faith from the 15th…

Coping with Covid

Like everyone else, I’ve been coping with Covid. As a keynote speaker of large conferences and events, to say that my calendar has freed up, would be a slight understatement. On March 12, 2020 (BC- before Covid) I received a standing ovation in Fredericton, New Brunswick after my presentation- it was glorious and, upon reflection,…

Women in Leadership

Why Mitigating Gender Bias in the Workplace is Important to All of Us Hungry for learning more about the biases you may have without even realizing it? Here’s some food for thought (pun absolutely intended). A quick google image search of the word “professor” reveals that over 90% of professors are Caucasian men. Now although…

Work-Life Balance and Boundaries

It’s summer and being from Saskatchewan we love us some Roughrider football. It’s exciting to be a Rider fan, you get caught up in all the fan-fare, the cheering, the beering, the buzz, Rider Pride and Gainer the Gopher. Yes, Gainer the Gopher, an energetic and enthusiastic rodent who is truly one of a kind.…

How Hierarchy Differs Across the World

Remember when you were a young child and your parent introduced you to a neighbour?  They would introduce the neighbour as Mr. or Mrs.  and from that point on you referred to that person as Mr. or Mrs. This simple example is hierarchy.  Hierarchy, as defined in the dictionary, is a system or organization in…